It’s surreal to think that it’s already Christmas Eve, and that in just one more week it’ll be 2018! The older I become, each year passes by more quickly than the previous one, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who feels that way. And it’s already that time of year for reflection and planning out goals for the upcoming year. Here are some things I learned and accomplished in 2017 that I hope to carry over to 2018.


5 Points of Reflection

  1. DJになってからまだ1年しか経っていないのですが、様々な現場でDJさせてもらっとことに感謝。I am extremely lucky that I’ve had DJ gigs throughout the year for different occasions at a variety of venues. I’ve learned so much at each of them and I know I’ve grown as a DJ this past year.
  2. 現場だけではなく、DJミックスを作るのに挑戦して、苦戦したけどDJするのはやっぱり楽しいと思えたこと。The last half of this year, I challenged myself in making DJ mixes, and it was a lot harder than I expected, but also very rewarding. I still have a lot of brushing up to do, but we all gotta start somewhere, right?
  3. 今年お世話になったブランドや企業とお仕事ができ、ブロガーとして成長できた1年でした。Every year, I have the opportunity to work with new brands, as well as working with brands I’ve worked with previously. I’m very thankful for all the collaborations and sponsorships I’ve had this year, so thank you!
  4. 海外進出の一年。ずっと行ってみたかった場所へ行くことができ、感謝。This year was a year of travel. I was able to visit 4 new countries and several new prefectures within Japan. I definitely plan to travel even more next year! I now understand how traveling can be so addicting, and also very eye-opening. Already wanderlusting.
  5. そして、私の周りにいる沢山の方々の支えには、感謝しきれません。Last but not least, I’m always so grateful for the people in my life. I’ve made so many new friends and connections this year that are irreplaceable and have helped me both in my personal life and with my career. Thank you so much for the unconditional support! いつもありがとうございます!!


How was your 2017? Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2018? Let me know in the comments!


GU sweater, Rim.Ark jacket (similar here), Bershka skirt, Public Desire boots (khaki), Folli Follie bag, zeroUV sunglasses

All photos by Fu Sheng Wang

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Firstly, I love your outfit! It’s so chic and bold 🙂 Secondly, I enjoyed reading this post because I think it’s important to reflect on your year and be grateful for all the opportunities 2017 has brought to you. I know you will have bigger and better things for the new year and I can’t wait to follow along!


A reflection list from 2017 is a wonderful way to be grateful for the year.. I love this idea! I don’t make resolutions but I am blessed to have had a beautiful 2017 and I’m looking forward to more positive things to come. Have a great holiday Samantha!


I think is very important to have a reflection list from 2017! I writing mine also. I’m so happy you had such a productive year and accomplish many beautiful things, Samantha! You look beautiful as always!!! Wish you a Merry Christmas!!! sending much love and a big hug!!! xx. Gina


Love your outfit and your post on reflections of 2017. I am really looking forward to 2018 with lots of new adventures.



What a great look back on 2017 looks like you had a really eventful and blessed year. On another note your outfit is FLAWLESS I absolutely love this combo it looks so chic and stylish and your hair is gorgeous!

xo | Cindy Elena




It’s time to reflect I agree. I always grateful like you for the collaborations and also for other positive happenings. Your outfit is gorgeous love your hair .
Whish you a Happy New Year .


Sounds like you had an awesome year Sam! I enjoyed seeing you DJ and keeping music with you throughout your blog and fashion. It’s important to reflect on the past year and be thankful for all the opportunities that each of us has been given. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has for you. 🙂


You’ve truly accomplished so much and I love your DJ-mixes, but didn’t know they were that hard to make. I also agree on the friends part. That is the most important thing in life (apart from the wanderlust, haha).
Thomas xx


You look fab and loved reading your reflections! So important to be grateful for all the current things.



Such a beautiful post babe!! We always need time to reflect about our lives and what we need to be grateful for. You have accomplish so much and I’m a huge fan of your work and your style.


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